35 development projects inaugurated in Balkh
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Thirty-five newly completed welfare projects were inaugurated on Monday in the Dawlatabad district of northern Balkh province, an official said.
The 35 projects including two community centres, 35 water wells, 13 water tanks and a 444-metre retaining wall were implemented at a cost of 65,751, 820 afghanis under the National Solidarity Programme (NSP).
NSP spokesman in north Farid Ahmad Sadat told Pajhwok Afghan News the projects also included the gravelling of a 55 kilometres road and construction of 272 culverts.
Executed under the flagship project of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD), the schemes took one year to complete, benefitting 11,859 families in 29 villages.
A resident of the district, Mohammad Karim, voiced happiness over the inauguration of the schemes, saying transportation problems would be resolved with the construction of sub-roads.
Since the inception of the programme, 2,139 development schemes have been executed in 934 villages of the province. Another 150 projects were underway, Sadat said.
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